This was according to Councilor Edgardo “Edu” Pamintuan, chairman of the committee on health and environment, who recommended to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan the closure of the Kennon Farm operated by Charlie Chan.
“The mayor told them they have two to three weeks to dispose its remaining pigs. He will not issue business permit to them resulting to the closure of Kennon,” Pamintuan said.
The first-term councilor said he based his recommendation after an inspection of the Kennon farm, which is just a few meters from posh Carmenville Subdivision and the Holy Memorial Park.
Pamintuan disclosed that he had been asked by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to join them in testing the waste water sample in Kennon last January 21.
He said Chan had requested the EMB to test their waste water as their EMB permit is to expire on January 31.
The results were supposed to be released yesterday (January 31) but the EMB has yet to reply to Councilor Pamintuan as of press time.
Pamintuan said his decision recommending the closure of Kennon will not change “whatever the outcome of the test.”
“The mere lagoon of Kennon where it dumps hog waste is too small. That alone is the problem,” said Pamintuan.
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement led by its chairman, Ruperto Cruz, is in the forefront of the protest against Kennon and other hog and poultry farms in this city and Porac which reportedly failed environmental standards set by EMB but has remained operational.